Are we unique and alone in the Universe? Explore the diversity of planets around other stars, learn about on-going and future projects aimed at discovering Earth twins, and experience how to turn your students into planet hunters! Believe it or not, humans are NOT at the center of the Universe. From the history of our shift from geocentric to a heliocentric view to building a scale model of our solar system and the Trappist 1 solar system to the variety of ways we detect exoplanets and finally, exploring the habitable (Goldilocks) zone to find Earth twins, this workshop will leave you excited to engage your students with this cutting edge science!
SPECIAL THANKS to our co-sponsor and host - Dr. Ilaria Pascucci!
Audience: Most appropriate for 4th-12th Grade Teachers
Facilitator: Dr. Ilaria Pascucci, Dr. Kamber Swartz, and Maria Schuchardt
Location: University of Arizona - Lunar and Planetary Lab
1629 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Parking: As it is the weekend, some of the parking garages on campus may be open for free parking and some may be charging a nominal fee. The closest parking garage is the Cherry Street Garage and the other option is 2nd Street Garage. You can also seek out parking at other surface lots near the lab but please read signage carefully. You are responsible for any parking fees.
Course Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Cost: $25 includes STEMAZing Kit of equipment/supplies worth about $50, continental breakfast, and lunch
Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
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Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. Cancellations can be emailed to: AR@schools.pima.gov. No refunds will be given for “no shows.” If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.